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The Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

What was a Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)? This was the basic tactical unit of the MGC from when it was first formed. In France, the companies were merged into MGC Battalions in…


The Defence Force 1921

Many men who had served in the forces during the Great War decided to re-enlist for a short period of service in the Defence Force, which was established in April 1921. Background The Defence Force…


Bangour War Hospital 1914-1918

Formation By the beginning of the twentieth century the problem of mental illness in Edinburgh had become acute, and the need for a new psychiatric hospital was pressing. Situated 14 miles from Edinburgh in hilly…


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The South Irish Horse

August 1914 : based in Dublin, the regiment was strictly a unit of the Special Reserve. No Territorial Force regiments of the Yeomanry were established in Ireland and the South Irish Horse provided a mounted…


Review of contrasting books on Warwick in the Great War

Coventry and Warwickshire 1914-1919: local aspects of the Great War, volumes 1 and 2 edited by Chris Holland with essays from Janet Leith, Janet Courtney, Susan Tall, James Sambrook, Gillian Ashley-Smith, Jeromy Hassell, Philip Spinks,…


Review of “Britain’s quest for oil”

Britain’s quest for oil: the First World War and the Peace Conferences by Martin Gibson published by Helion & Company, 2017 in the Wolverhampton Military Studies series ISBN (hardback) 978 1 911512 07 3 Hardback….


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Aircraft Repair Depots

Southern Aircraft Repair Depot Jersey Brow, South Farnborough Renamed as 1 (Southern) Aircraft Repair Depot in October 1917 Often appears in men’s service records as SARD or 1(S)ARD Northern Aircraft Repair Depot Formed December 1916…


Two officers killed accidentally by sentry

Several newspapers included details of a tragic story from an inquest held at a Police Court on Monday 25 January 1915. This example is from the “Manchester Evening News”: Harris was charged with causing the death…